Snowbird Ridge Twin Peaks Trail

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Snowbird Ridge Twin Peaks Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Distance: 8.9 miles Elevation Gain: 4,087 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Peruvian Ridge Trail offers scenic views of Little Cottonwood Canyon into Gad Valley, Peruvian Gulch and Salt Lake Valley. Trail head begins at Snowbird center and is free to hike. Once you make it to Hidden Peak you can catch the Tram down.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Great hike but the knife edge bridge was very exposed. Had to scramble for about a 1/4 Mile. Don’t do this trail if your not comfortable scrambling one sharp boulders.

hiking
no shade
scramble
snow
3 months ago

Cirque series 2019. 8.6 miles, 2 hours 2 minutes 54 seconds

hiking
4 months ago

Did not realize that this was the day of the Cirque Series race, so took service roads to the top of the tram in order to not get in the way of the runners on the Ridge trail. Not good for my self-esteem to have literally hundreds of people demonstrating that they could get to the top twice as fast as me.

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

Summited Hidden peak and Baldy via service roads and rothmans way to ridge trail and cirque traverse. Once hit hidden peak, went around to chips run and down gorillas pass to baldy. Took tram down so I didn’t fully gas my self as this was a training for the discrete cirque series trail run

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rocky
4 months ago

This was a great hike! Hardest parts are the first pitch up the ski slope, then the last bit along the ridge line up to the summit lodge. Beautiful flowers, awesome views, and a little strenuous but not deadly. Definitely take the tram down — it’s free from hidden peak :)

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bugs
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Amazing hike Gloves for the scramble would have been helpful - the volcanic rock section can cut up your hands I hiked up from the Snowbird parking lot, but took the tram down because...why not?

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Summited yesterday. The hike was beautiful and green. The scramble along the spine is at times hard to follow but the trail up the summit was more visible. Nice hike not too difficult.

hiking
5 months ago

Made it to both Twin Peaks. The scramble after the snowbird summit is kinda sketchy going up but I really enjoyed it going down. Almost no shade for this entire hike so go early. Total hike was just under 6 hours with very few stops.

hiking
6 months ago

There's still quite a bit of snow about halfway up the trail as of 7/5/19 so I had to turn back and didn't get to ride the tram but even halfway up and back was an intense and beautiful hike.

hiking
Sun Jul 29 2018

Gorgeous views. A wonderful knife edge scramble that was amazing.

hiking
Mon Jul 24 2017

There are multiple ways to get from the Snowbird base to the top of Hidden Peak, on both the Peruvian and the Gad valley sides. The summer trail map on the Snowbird website shows them all. Some are shorter than others, but they are all strenuous, because you are climbing 3000 ft over a relatively short distance, and at a high elevation to boot. I always go up the Peruvian Ridge trail for the last part, because the views are great and the attention I have to pay to not slipping off the side partially distracts me from the sense that I am about to have a heart attack. The wildflowers are beautiful right now and it's awesome that you can ride the tram down after 10 AM. If you want to hang out and get food and drink, there's plenty of options. Even music sometimes. Not a wilderness experience, but still excellent.

Sat Jul 01 2017

Great hike to get your blood pumping! No shade on this one so wear a hat! My husband and I loved being able to get a cold drink and snack at the top of the tram when we made it to the top.

hiking
Sun Jun 25 2017

This a hiking/scrambling/bouldering trail. Sharp rocks and steep cliffs. Experienced hikers. Not kid friendly. Sturdy hiking boots.

Tue Sep 06 2016

It seems like the majority of these reviewers went to Hidden Peak, but I went up to the Twin Peaks. The trail leading to hidden peak was great with plenty of good views. However the trail leading to the twin peaks was difficult to see and extremely treacherous if you use the ridge trail (I do not advise this one as there is loose rock everywhere and the sides are shear). There's another trail on the backside of the peaks but you have to drop a lot of elevation and then climb up some steep switchbacks. This trail is easier to follow and much less treacherous but about 2 miles longer. The peaks were nice but definitely a strenuous hike.

Sun Aug 28 2016

almost challenging!! lake was beautiful

hiking
Sun Aug 14 2016

Wow!!! Kicked my ass but well worth it. Kid friendly but bring food and lots of water.

running
Tue Jul 19 2016

awesome

Tue Oct 06 2015

Loved this hike, wonderful views! It was overcast and raining but the fall colors were gorgeous and temperature just right!

hiking
Thu Sep 10 2015

Fun hike, very pretty views of Little Cottonwood and the Snowbird Resort. We even saw 2 moose along the way.

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